Global Media

Arguably, media in most has negative impacts, especially from globalization. As a matter of fact, this impact affects both the developing and undeveloped countries in the world. In the street, it is evident that some people are in need, this is because there are many peoples who volunteer in requesting others to make some donations so as to help poor nations, and those in need in the world, this situations are caused by environmental conditions and economic situations. It is worth noting that these countries are mostly ignored in terms of own potentiality to produce and sustain itself. The developed nations view the countries as if the only way for them to live is through donations. The global media is dominated by economic and political elites; hence, exposing the less powerful nations as problematic and inefficient countries on issues of development.
The Funny Story of Six and Nine portrays a series of misunderstanding and coincidence that led many deaths. The movie choose Tum, a women in finance industry, the most incapable group of people who do not have control over their fate during the great Asian recession, to be the main character. The movie displays a great contrast of this skinny weak woman, Tum and the most 'powerful' in the society--the gang, who deal problems with violence and guns. This literal choice assembles the relationship between the developed world and the undeveloped countries. The fears, the anger, as well as the desire for money led Tum to an indirect murder of many people, and the direct murder of three gangsters. This portrays the great potential and power that could burst out of a weak woman, which signals the great prospective of those termed as small and less powerful in society. In the end, as Tum fight over her desire and discarded the money, represent the learning and the growth power of the small and the less powerful.

In A Small Place, Kincaid depicts the tourism of Antigua to be the disease that prohibits the country from development. As the media and the government focus more on tourism and the elites in the countries are concerning about benefitting themselves instead of promoting the countries to grow. The writer, Kincaid, reveals a real concern and anxiety about Antigua's real development by portraying "the Antigua that I knew, the Antigua in which I grew up, is not the Antigua you, a tourist would see now.” She portrays the novel from the aspect of a tour guide, and leads the reader from looking at only on the natural beauty of the country to the struggling and suffering for this "small" colonial beautiful Island. Expensive importation of Japanese cars is a scheme for the elites to amass their own wealth. In the long run the local people are made to purchase the luxurious cars and run them without unleaded gas.

The never rebuilt library sign says, "This building was damaged in the earthquake of 1974. Repairs are pending. “Suggesting none of their own people, tourists, nor the British colonial cares about the education and infrastructure. The airport, which represents the prosperity of the tourism industry, is named after the Prime minister, but not a hospital or a school that is always beneficial to the natives are named after him. A Small place reveals the frustration of those small countries. Their growth and their development of these nations go unnoticed by leaders, global media, as well as its people.


In Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics documentary, Marilyn pointed out a big portion of the economy have been ignored for a long time--what has been seen as leisure is not always leisure. In the documentary, Marilyn shows us this Kenya Tribal woman's day. The women says they walk several miles to a well to fetch water, then cook, feed the sheep, milk the cattle, and other chores. Then the translator asked: "So What do the men do?", one man in the crowd says:" We supervise women and decide who is to tend the herd." What we think to be productive is not necessarily productive. Labor that are invisible, like housewives, the poor, the rural, and the "small nations" that are not accounted towards the real production. Other resources besides human capital like the environment, the infrastructure, the quality of education, and the quality of citizen are not always counted. The documentary reveals not only that housewives labor is ignored, but also suggests there are many invisible or small sectors that have potentials that are ignored by global media.


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